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Topic: Darksiders (maybe) confirmed for Switch? :D

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InfiniteHench

The official Darksiders Discord did an ‘Ask the Developers’ event. I asked about any of the series coming to Switch. They gave a kind of joking non-answer.

I screenshot it and posted to Twitter, joking that “this feels like a yes?” The @Darksiders account just liked my tweet. Feels like it’s pretty cut and dry at this point. 😁

(No, this certainly isn’t official confirmation. And this is not meant as self-promotion. But as far as I can tell, we can’t post images here, so I’ll use a link instead.)

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Magician

THQ Nordic has been a strong third party supporter of the Switch, having published over a dozen games so far. I assume both Darksiders I & II will come to Switch eventually. Darksiders III though? Probably not. (THQ Nordic expressed their displeasure with the available RAM in the Switch before it launched.) I doubt the Switch will be able to run Darksiders III.

But since THQ Nordic bought Koch Media earlier this year, I'm hoping to see ports of Dead Island and Saints Row on Switch as well.

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Grumblevolcano

I could totally see 1 and 2 make it, just port over the Wii U versions. Doubt 3 will come though.

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kkslider5552000

Considering the Darksiders support on Wii U (I think the Darksiders 1 port came AFTER BOTW), I would be stunned if they didn't also port it onto an actually popular Nintendo system.

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Tyranexx

kkslider5552000 wrote:

(I think the Darksiders 1 port came AFTER BOTW)

It did, actually. I have a copy sitting in my entertainment center presently. I may pick up Darksiders II eventually, but I'll have to get it used at this point.

More on-topic: I'd like for Darksiders III to come to the Switch, but I would think it somewhat unlikely unless Panic Button or another developer is able to work some technical magic.

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redd214

Release 1 and 2 on a cart, charge $30 and I will buy them again for the 3rd time lol. Love the series hope the games do eventually make it over, theyd be great to play in handheld mode!

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maruse

I haven't played any Darksiders game yet, but it is the series (along with Tomb Raider) I want to see the most on Switch. Darksiders I & II can be easily ported to Switch and I don't think that even Darksiders III is out of reach with the proper adjustments.

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AxeltheBuizel

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I thought it said Darkstalkers at first and got excited.

Me too! I want more 90's Capcom fighters on Switch! Marvel Vs Capcom collection when?

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Zuljaras

Give me Darksiders 1 and 2 please!

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FaeKnight

Eh, they're okay games (I have both). But they're nothing that special. They are kind of fun but very forgettable.

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deadpixels

I'd buy Darksiders I&II (again, 3rd time) for the Switch! I'd buy Darkstalkers too and as this has been hijacked by some Capcom love...

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Please, for the love of all that is good and pure in the world deliver us Darkstalkers! Failing that a prequel with how J.Talbain became a werewolf and trained in combat. If that's not going to happen Strider wouldn't go amiss! But not the recent update, have a look at Dead Cells and work back from there.

Back on topic...

I have never been interested in a lot of the games Darksiders has been likened to, but Darksiders had me hooked! Completely! I found the story, despite being a mite cheesy in places, to be pretty good. The voice acting was enjoyable and helped with the comic book atmosphere. The gameplay and concept were what nailed it for me! It's rare that I fall in love with a game this way, but Darksiders ticked pretty much every box I wanted.

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link3710

I enjoyed what I played of Darksiders II, so I'd love to get a chance at the first one. With how late it came, I never did get a chance to pick it up. Maybe I can finish the second one too this time around.

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FaeKnight

deadpixels wrote:

I have never been interested in a lot of the games Darksiders has been likened to, but Darksiders had me hooked! Completely! I found the story, despite being a mite cheesy in places, to be pretty good. The voice acting was enjoyable and helped with the comic book atmosphere. The gameplay and concept were what nailed it for me! It's rare that I fall in love with a game this way, but Darksiders ticked pretty much every box I wanted.

We are talking about the same games, right? Darksiders, the games about War and Death of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Games which are kind of fun, but very forgettable due to trying to mix Devil May Cry style combat (they didn't pull this off btw) with Prince of Persia/Tomb Raider style platforming that just misses the mark and puzzles so uninspired that I'm pretty sure they recycled the puzzles from the 1st game into the 2nd one?

If you want an Action Platformer, they aren't a bad choice. But I'd suggest Bayonetta before Darksiders. And I'm not that excited about Bayonetta. Don't get me wrong, I liked Darksiders 2 enough when I tried it at my dad's house to buy my own copy of it. But it's an average game at best.

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ThanosReXXX

@FaeKnight No offense, but I wouldn't be talking in absolutes, like you are. It's perfectly fine if the games aren't enjoyable or good enough in your own opinion, for whatever reason, but that doesn't mean that they ARE only "average at best", because if we're going by the official numbers, then they most definitely aren't:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darksiders#Critical_reception
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darksiders_II#Reception

Looking at those numbers, you'll see that most of them point to the games either being good or even great, but most certainly NOT average, and in my humble opinion, they are pretty solid titles, and I enjoyed them just as much, if not more than the other people in this thread that liked them, so I think you're most definitely not in the majority.

The games are also not trying to be other games or to mix influences from other games in the genre. Comparisons will always be made in similar genres, obviously, but that doesn't mean that Darksiders is either copy/pasting or wanting to be those games. But don't take my word for it, here's what the game's creative director himself has to say about it, where the influence question is asked of him, in an otherwise also quite interesting interview:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/08/13/the-art-of-d...

Perhaps you should consider that the games are just not your type of game, which your statement concerning Bayonetta already seems to imply, because that too, is quite a heavy hitter in the scores department, and is also critically acclaimed by quite a few media outlets and websites, so there's definitely something to say for that...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayonetta#Reception

And forgettable? Come on, you've got to be kidding me. Great over-arching story line, solid voice acting, superior artwork done by Joe Madureira, inventive worlds, and so on, and so on. For people that love this genre of games, it's pretty much a must-have series, and the two remastered editions are even better than the already quite well-received originals.

@deadpixels Couldn't agree more.

@link3710 If you liked the second one, you're probably gonna love the first one. Arguably, it is the better game of the two, and some say that the art style, although done by the same creative director, is also better/more consistent in the first game. Personally, though, I like them both equally well, and I don't share those criticisms. Got the original two games on the Xbox 360, and Darksiders Warmastered Edition on the Wii U, so I'm playing through the first game again, only on a different system.

That comic book vibe you're getting from it is understandable, since the lead character and world director is Joe Madureira, who originally was a comic book artist, and later added game development/creative direction to his list of talents.

Another game from his hand that you might like, is Battle Chasers. It's a completely different type of game, but his style is instantly recognizable in it. And the story behind that game is great as well, so if you haven't looked into that one yet, I can definitely recommend giving it a try.

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Magician

I felt as though the first Darksiders was a really good Zelda clone. The second Darksiders? Not as enjoyable, but still quite good. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase both again if they were offered physically.

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link3710

@ThanosReXXX That's definitely good to hear, hopefully Bayonetta 2 hasn't spoiled me though. I definitely will need to play some other genres before jumping to Darksiders, kinda like how you can't jump straight from Super Mario Odyssey to other 3D platformers

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FaeKnight

The games are better then what many reviewers would have you to believe. And they are fun. But that doesn't make them good or great games, just fun games with no glaring problems. An average game isn't a bad game, but it may not be for everyone. The Captain America movie tie in game is another fun (IMO) game with solid controls that's incapable of standing out from the pack. Thus it's average. If it's compared to similar games it falls flat on it's metaphorical face. But taken on it's own, it's a decent game.

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ThanosReXXX

@FaeKnight No offense, but I literally have no idea what you're talking about. Those many reviewers you mention, all gave the games an 8 or higher, so what they "would have us believe", is that they're actually pretty good games, not average ones. The aggregate scores for both games is above 8. A grade that high clearly indicates that they are anything but average games, like you keep stating.

But don't get me wrong: like I said in my previous comment, you have every right to your own opinion, so it's perfectly fine if that is what you think of them, but by no means is an opinion a fact, so no, the games are NOT average. Which, by the way, is not decided by my own opinion, but by professional reviewers...

And there are hundreds of games that "are not for everyone", but that doesn't exclude them from being good or great games. I know plenty of people who hate or simply don't like Zelda games. That is, however, going to have next to no impact on how the games score or perform in the larger scheme of things, and is also never going to make the games average.

Games are rated according to professional media, not according to a single user who apparently isn't all that impressed with them in the first place, and who apparently also thinks that Bayonetta is rather underwhelming, which already kinda indicates that you're not really the best judge of these games in the first place, no offense.

So, perhaps you should think about adding words like "I think", "in my opinion" or "I believe" to your comments, to clearly indicate to other people that it's just your personal opinion, instead of coming across as stating things as facts, because those "facts" have already been proven wrong in more ways than one...

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Comparing a movie tie-in game to games of far higher quality also isn't really doing your arguments any good either. Captain America is indeed average, and rather forgettable, even though it doesn't really do anything horribly wrong... (and personally, I actually liked playing it as well)

@link3710 Haha, yeah, Bayonetta 2 is a tough one to beat. But if you like that series, and because you enjoyed the second Darksiders game, I think it is pretty safe to say that you will at the very least also enjoy the first one.

Good call on first going to play something else. Makes it easier to not immediately do the comparing thing, and possibly under-appreciating the game for what it is and does.

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bluemage1989

Darksiders was one of those games I thought I would love and on paper had all of the makings of a game I could really enjoy so I was genuinely disappointed when I couldn't get into the game at all. Sometimes games just don't click with people and that's just the way it is, however, I'd still love to see the series make it to Switch because I think it would appeal to the Switch user base and the more series and the variety there is the better. I think Darksiders 3 could be workable on Switch.

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FaeKnight

@ThanosReXXX Those reviews you refer to, they wouldn't be sites like IGN and video game magazines would they? You know, reviewers who can be paid for a good review? Because most of the reviews I've seen made by actual gamers rather then by magazines tend to give the series low to average scores.

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